UAH hosts 2014 ASCA Scholars Bowl Competition


HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (Jan. 27, 2014) - The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) Honors College will host the 2014 Alabama Scholastic Competition Association (ASCA) District High School Scholars Bowl on Friday, February 7. This is the second consecutive year UAH has hosted the scholastic event.

The competition begins at 8 a.m., in the Chan Auditorium of the Business Administration Building. Nearly 20 high school teams composed of ninth through 12th grade students from North Alabama have signed up to compete in the scholastic competition. The purpose of the annual contest is to encourage high school students to compete academically with other schools in the state.

The ASCA Scholars' Bowl is a jeopardy-like game that is comprised of five rounds, that challenges students' memory and knowledge in the subjects of science, mathematics, history, arts, culture, geography and literature. When the ASCA moderator asks the questions, an individual student representing the school team must "buzz-in" to answer. Competing teams receive points for each correct answer, and the student group with the most points wins the round.

"Students participating in the Scholars' Bowl spend the fall semester preparing for competitions, and then begin competing in January in local high school competitions. The competition hosted at UAH is a district contest and the winners move on to regional, and state competitions," said Bethany Wilson, a coordinator in the UAH Honors College.

  • Ardmore High School (Limestone County)
  • Athens High School (Limestone County)
  • Buckhorn High School
  • Covenant Christian Academy
  • East Limestone High School (Limestone County)
  • Elkmont High School (Limestone County)
  • Grissom High School
  • Hazel Green High School
  • Huntsville High School
  • James Clemens High School
  • Lee High School
  • New Century Technology High School
  • Randolph School
  • Sparkman High School
  • West Limestone High School (Limestone County)

The ASCA High School Regional Tournaments will be held on Saturday, March 1 at area middle schools; and the State Tournament will be held on Friday, April 11 at Jefferson State Community College in Birmingham. For more information, please call 256.824.6450 or email

For more information, contact:
Joyce Anderson-Maples,
(256) 824-2101

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